Learning to love ourselves as we are and embrace our bodies with confidence, care and love, is one of life’s biggest challenges. Many of us struggle with our body image, comparing ourselves to public figures and influencers instead of loving exactly who we are.
Reaching a point of body confidence and self-love takes time. In her book “The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love”, Sonya Renee Taylor seeks to inform her readers on how to love themselves, as they are, in their bodies.
The rise of body inclusive celebrities and fashion models is also pushing the conversation of body confidence forward. Versace used body inclusive models for the first time in their fashion show last year, and music star Lizzo is a passionate advocate of celebrating who you are.
Nevertheless, even the most body confident amongst us need to boost their mood from time to time. While these tips and tips are not fixes for body struggles, when you are feeling down or just need pepping up, they can go a long way to help you out.
Invest in glamorous underwear
When you look good, you feel good, and looking good goes right down to your underwear. If you are in need of a body confidence boost, invest in some sexy lingerie for yourself and give yourself the ultimate instant pump up for your body image.
Matching sets are a good place to start or go all in on the glam front and treat yourself to a sexy body or bustier that will have you feeling empowered all day. Besides underwear, buy swimsuits that flatter your body. Too many women feel insecure and uncomfortable about wearing swimsuits because they’re not confident about how they look in one. But the right swimsuit shows off the parts of your body that you love most and give you an instant confidence boost.
Affirm your beauty
Giving yourself a body confident pep talk could really help boost your self-image when you are feeling a little low. Choosing a few, or even just one of your favourite things about your body and repeating it over and over can help.
It could be anything, no matter how small. Your hair, eyebrows, eye colour. Pick something you really love and cherish it and tell it that it is beautiful, it will boost your mood infinitely.
Bold but simple make-up
Time and time again it has been proved that rocking a bold lip colour can help all women feel more powerful and confident. We aren’t saying you have to do a full face of make-up, as it might not be your thing, but a bold lip even just in your house can give you the confidence boost you need.
Play around with different shades to find the one that works best for you and your skin tone.
Talk to your best friend
Sometimes, we just cannot give ourselves the confidence boost we need, and we have to call in the big guns for a big boost of self-love. We are often much more critical of ourselves than we are others. Calling your best friend is a great idea for an added, objective body confidence boost from someone you care about.
No matter what stage you’re at in your body confidence journey, we all need a little boost sometimes. So be kind to yourself and try some of our tips next time you are feeling low.